I’m sure most of you will not be surprised, even if you disagree. Matt Bomer is the winner of the Elite 8 of Christian Grey. I will admit that when I envisioned this debating series I really thought the final round would be between Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder. But the Jessie Pavelka fans came out and ousted Ian in the first round. You spoke, we listened. But I’m not ruling out the possibility of having a Matt vs Ian debate to hold us over while we wait for actual casting.
Here is a copy of the brackets:
Thanks to everyone who voted and commented, it’s always great to hear your thoughts.
Last Fall Mags and I hosted a Sweet 16 of Anastasia Steele debate. We chose the 16 biggest actresses that had been attached to playing Anastasia at the time, some have gone off the radar since then and a few have come on the scene. In a surprising finale, Ashley Greene beat out Alexis Bledel, but it was close.
This Spring we thought we would do an Elite 8 for casting Christian Grey. We’ll be using the Birdfeud system like we did with the Sweet 16, but in an upgrade to their system, you will be able to vote using your Facebook account.
We know that some of you will be unhappy to see your choice is not on list, but we could only pick 8. You are welcome let us know your choice in the comments section. Here are our choices (with IMDB links) and the brackets:
I was having a little bit of trouble coming up with something to write about today. Anyone that knows me knows that I usually have a hundreds of things going through my head at any given time and sometimes have trouble focusing in on one. Crissy suggested that I do a random page post so here I go. I’m currently re-reading Fifty Shades Darker on my iPad, so i closed my eyes, and randomly stopped on a page (or location with the iPad kindle app.)
” Can I give him up? Do I want to give him up? It’s as if he’s flipped a switch and lit me up from within. Its been an education knowing him. I have discovered more about myself in the last few weeks than ever before. I’ve learned about my body, my hard limits, my soft limits, my tolerance, my patience, my compassion, and my capacity for love.”
At this point in story, while Ana is hyper aware of what hers and Christian’s relationship has done for her. She still is not sure that she can be the person that Christian and his “Fifty Shades of fucked up” needs to help him become a whole and healed person. While we all know that she does wind up coming to terms with hers and Christian’s issues as individuals and as a couple. I think that the majority of us are not looking for so much baggage when starting a relationship. Do you think you would stay around with someone who had more baggage than the average bear? An ex-wife or husband, kids, debt, prison terms, what is too much for you to handle and what would it take to make you stay?
Breast feeding has been a hot topic for the masses for years now, whether we are talking about breast feeding children versus using formula, age limits on how old your child should be when you start to wein them off, or if it even okay to breast feed in public.
What about the temptation for your significant other to imbibe during “Adult Time”? As Christian did with Ana in the Epilogue of Fifty Shades Freed. For a couple that is used to breast play, is it just an added plus or is it inappropriate? Period! What do you think, can this make the bond stronger, or can the suggestion tear you apart?
Ladies and Gents, lets keep this as PG13 as you can.
I thought I would take a few moments to mention a few of the Fifty Shades of Grey Fan Fiction sites out there. I’ll avoid commenting about the writing since we all have a slightly different view of the books and how the characters would think and act. But, I wont post anything that is complete crap either. Although most of the sites already state this, Fifty Shades FanFic is generally for adult audiences of 18 or older.
Fifty Shades of Grey and More starts when Ana finds out she is pregnant and takes the story in a whole different direction. Site Description: If – like me – you wanted more after you read the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy, this blog is for you. I write fan fiction based on E L James’ gripping books and more. Fifty Shades Meander is a multi chapter story that continues in the same vein as the originals and, along with some one shot stories, are found in the side bar that’s updated weekly. This blog contains mature content – strictly over 18′s!
Fifty Shades of Taylor starts with the hiring of Taylor. There isn’t a site description. But, on Jane’s website you can see her wider collection of Fan fiction and info on original stories she’s written.
A Walk in the Clouds writes the series and more from Christian’s POV. It is also available on the site in French! Site Description:When EL James wrote the final installment of her “50 Shades” trilogy, I was saddened. I loved the characters and wanted to retell the story from Christian’s POV with his emotions. But this is a blog and not a book-sort of a tribute to the characters in the trilogy as well as the author herself. It’s my humble work I put out for all of your enjoyment in a limited time. A snack between meals: Sinful and tasty. Hope you will forgive my shortcomings. Enjoy, leave a comment. Let’s talk of Greys.
Meet Fifty Shades… Christian Grey’s POV… Taking over from Christian’s POV where E L James left off. Site Description:This is the story told from Christian Grey’s POV. I follow the timeline of the books and tell the whole story from his POV. I take off where EL James left at the end of “Fifty Shades Freed” with the interview seen through Christian’s eyes.
ChristianGreyPOV is obviously a Christian Grey POV site. Most of the recent writing is flashbacks by Christian. Site Description: I hope to bring a bit of insight into my fucked up world. As the battle between what I know I should do, and what my heart tells me it wants, I will take you all on this journey with me as my story unfolds.
Meet Fifty Shades Continued is from Christian’s POV and and starts pretty much at the beginning of the series. Site Description:Welcome to my fanfiction blog for ‘Meet Fifty Shades Continued’. This follows on from where E L James left off at the end of the Trilogy, recounting the story from Christian’s point of view. My story used to be on the FanFiction site but was removed for being too explicit. Of course all the original stories and characters belong to E L James. I’m just borrowing them for fun and not for profit. Please refer to the Legals page for full details.
Fifty Shades of Grey and Baby Makes Three – Continues the story from Ana’s POV. Site Description: Fan fiction of what happens after Fifty Shades Freed. Ana, Christian, and Teddy have settled into a happy family life and all is calm…but will it remain that way? I do not own FSOG or the characters, but the story line is mine.
Fifty Shades of Tribute – Mostly Sasha tells the story of Kate and Elliot. Site Description:Lovers of E.L.James’ Fifty Shades of Grey are creating tributes all around the world. This is another one. The original story line and characters belong to E.L James. I just like to mess with their heads! Please check out my stories on FanFic.net. This site has mature content. Over 18 years only, please.
Back in December we did a poll about what type of spin-off you would like to see from the Fifty Shades series. After all of your comments about what type of spin off of Fifty Shades of Grey we noticed a lot of you would like to see a prequel, and we don’t disagree! We thought we would find out what is the most popular prequel idea:
Christian as a child
Christian with Elena
Christian with his Subs
Grace and Carrick
Taylor’s story (military and meeting Gail Jones)
Jack Hyde’s story
Don’t forget to vote on the right or leave a comment.